US and Turkey reaches consensus over FSA

Posted: February 18, 2015 in News
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The United States and Turkey have reached an agreement to help train the FSA (Free Syrian Army) as confirmed by their foreign Ministers respectibely.

“I can confirm that we have reached an agreement in principle with Turkey on training and equipping the Syrian opposition groups,” State Department spokeswoman said.

“Negotiations have been concluded and an agreement text will be signed with the US regarding the training of the Free Syrian Army in the coming period,” Turkey’s foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said on Tuesday.

“The agreement is expected to be put into practice in March,” he said, adding that details of the deal will be announced later.

Three US officials, speaking to the Reuters news agency on condition of anonymity, said the training could begin in mid-March.(according to Aljazeera)

The US military has said it was planning to send more than 400 troops, including special operations forces, to train Syrian moderates at sites outside Syria as part of the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Gathered by Afolabi Lekan D.

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